13 - Kyla Evans
Kyla Evans
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brewster, Wash.
High School: Brewster HS '07
Position: G
Experience: 3L

Head Coach Wendy Schuller on Evans: “Kyla is a shooter than can really extend the defense. She shot the three extremely well last year, and we expect her to do the same this season. She is on track to break the all-time three point shooting record for our university, as long as she can stay healthy. She has worked extremely hard at rehabilitating her back and some of the issues that she dealt with last year. A back injury is basically an ongoing ailment that never goes away though, but she is doing everything she can to put herself in a position to perform at the highest level for us. In addition to her contributions on the floor, Kyla is also one of our most important leaders. She is a veteran on this team and serves as a mentor to many of the young members.”

2009-10: Earned an array of honors for her superior work both on and off the court during her junior campaign. Selected to the All-Big Sky Second Team, as she was one of the premier perimeter shooters in the conference, ranking fifth in three-point field goals made (58) and third in three-point field goal percentage (.403). Earned Big Sky Player of the Week honors on Jan. 25 and was selected as EWU’s Scholar Athlete of the Month for January. Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for the third consecutive-year and earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII second team honors. She was also chosen by her teammates as one of four co-captains for the 2009-10 season. After just three years of collegiate basketball, Evans became one of only three active players in Big Sky history to record 150+ three-pointers in a career. She has now tallied 170 total in her career, which ranks third on Eastern’s all-time records list. Right now, her career percentage from beyond the arc (.390) is the best in school history. In addition to her career marks, she also etched her name in EWU’s single-season record book, as her 58 made three-pointers in the 2009-10 season ranks sixth in school history, her 144 total attempts is seventh and her overall three-point percentage of .403 is sixth. Those numbers also placed her in the national ranks, as her percentage was the 38th best in Division I basketball, and her three-point field goals per game (2.07) was 81st. Evans turned in her best overall performance of the season against Weber State (Jan. 30), when she had a career-high 24 points, as well as six rebounds and four assists. That game earned the junior Big Sky POW for the first time in her career. Evans also played a pivotal role in helping Eastern capture a dramatic overtime win versus Montana (Jan. 8), as she had 17 points, six rebounds and three assists. She scored in double digits in 12 different games throughout the season, eight of which were during the Big Sky season. She finished the year averaging 9.4 points per game, which was second on the Eagle squad, and her total three-pointers of 58 nearly doubled that of the next closest player on the team.

2008-09: Evans showed her prowess in the classroom, earning ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII first team accolades. She was also named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team and was the EWU Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December. On the floor, she continued her attack on the Eastern record books as a sophomore. She made 60 three-point baskets, the fifth-highest single-season total ever recorded by an Eagle. Evans placed 82nd nationally in three-point shooting percentage (36.1) and 100th in three-point baskets per game (2.07). She was third and eighth in those respective categories in the Big Sky ranks. She made 6-of-10 in a 90-75 win over Montana State on Jan. 29 to help the Eagles to within one of the school record of three-point makes in a game (EWU shot 13-of-27 from beyond the arc in that contest).

2007-08: Evans was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. She shot lights out from three-point range, hitting at a 41.3 percent clip from behind the arc. She would have ranked 24th nationally if she had played in 75 percent of EWU's games, but the guard had to sit out 11 contests due to a foot injury. Even with missing those 11 contests, she made 52 three-point baskets, the fifth-highest single-season total in Eagle history. She also nailed 41.3 percent of her three-point attempts, also fifth in Eastern annals. Evans twice had 14 three-point attempts, against Great Falls on Dec. 15 and versus San Francisco three days later, to set and tie the school record in that category. In the UGF game, she made six three-point shots, tied for the most by any Big Sky player in a 2007-08 contest. Against Montana Tech on Nov. 11, Evans converted 5-of-7 three-point attempts. She then went 3-of-3 against Nevada in the team's next game to have an early career shooting percentage of 80.0 percent beyond the arc (8-of-10).

High School: Evans was named All-Caribou League all four years and earned Co-MVP accolades for the league as a senior after being the sole choice her junior season. As a senior, she helped lead BHS to the 1A state tournament, where her team won its first game to reach the quarterfinals before being eliminated. Evans was named to the All-State Tournament team. She averaged 21 points and nine rebounds per game that year and earned 1A State Player of the Year accolades following her outstanding season. Evans also competed for Brewster's track and field team, where she finished sixth as a senior in the state shot put competition. She played in the summer for the Tri-City Packers.

Personal: Daughter of Timothy and Autumn Evans. She has a brother, Tyler (23). Evans is majoring in communication studies with minors in government and leadership.

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